Nebraska's off-kilter Stonehenge tribute
In each installment of “On Tour,” The Usonian takes a look at a cool place in a different corner of the world. This week, we visit an American twist on an ancient ruin in Nebraska.
ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA—In the middle of the Great Plains, amidst the dense thicket of cornfields, stands a curious monument. Thirty-nine derelict cars stand upright in the Earth. They’re all spray-painted gray—and precisely arranged to mimic the exact positions of the stones of the ancient British monument, Stonehenge.
That’s right, in the words of the monument’s website, this is Carhenge: “Nebraska’s Answers to Stonehenge.” Carhenge isn’t the only car-based roadside art installation in the U.S. (Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, is another well-known favorite), but it is the only one literally inspired from Stonehenge.
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